Bossu - The Horned One and The Devil

The Element Encyclopedia of Witchcraft: The Complete A-Z for the Entire Magical World - Judika Illes 2005

The Horned One and The Devil

Bossu is a Vodou lwa usually depicted as a threehorned bull. He represents primal male vigor, similar to that other bull-spirit, the biblical Ba’al. Like Ba’al, Bossu is unpredictable and dangerous, manifesting the potential outcome of excess testosterone. He is the lwa of aggressive action, sometimes necessary if dangerous. Bossu is considered among the more volatile lwa and is among those identified as patrons of less ethical sorcerers, however he is also petitioned by women for enhanced personal fertility. His colors are red and black. Bossu’s altars are decorated with horns.

See DICTIONARY: Bòkò, Lwa, Vodou.